Hey, friends! Here are 10 Girl Boss organization hacks to be productive and more organized. I hope these tips will help you be focused and productive!
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Now, let’s get started with the 10 girl boss organization hacks!
1. Get a planner
This is my Number 1 tip to become more organized. YOU. NEED. A. PLANNER!
I personally like designing my own bullet journal to customize every month, but if you don’t have time for that, there are plenty of planners out there that are designed in forehand to make your life easier and organization faster.
Here are a few examples of how I design my Bullet Journal
If you don’t have a planner yet, check out Target, they usually have cute ones.
2. Make a weekly schedule
This one has really helped me become more organized and productive. Before I had a clear weekly schedule, I would do everything every day. But doing that makes it almost impossible to get everything done!
I felt like I wasn’t getting anything completely done while working sometimes 10 hours every day.
There is more to being a blogger than writing blog posts. There is Pinterest marketing, freebie creating, newsletter writing, and so on.
Having a weekly schedule has really helped me be more productive.
Here is an example of my schedule:
Monday: Blog post day
Tuesday: Email campaigns
Wednesday: Pinterest marketing and pin creating
Thursday: Write on Ebook or other digital product
Friday: Affiliate marketing
Saturday: Blog post day
Sunday: Plan next week, set goals, do what couldn’t get done (or free time)
This is just how my schedule looks like. You doing something else as a business will result in different tasks you need to get done each day.
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3. Set goals
In order to know where you’re headed and to celebrate some wins, you need to know your goals and write them down. Yes, you do need to write them down, even if it’s just on your phone.
What I do, is I make a little GOALS section at the beginning of the month (or week), so I know what I’ll be working for.
Here are my goal setting tips for students!
Related: 8 Time Management Hacks
4. Track your wins
This one is so so important! You need to have something to measure your goals on. By tracking how you did the month, you can see if you achieved your goals and figure out why you might have not.
Here is an example of my goal tracking and monthly review. You can track your goals even more accurate and add goals you didn’t achieve as well. I just wrote down the ones I achieved that month.
5. Plan out Content
If you have a blogging or social media business, it really helps to plan out content for the week or month, to avoid rushing to creating new posts the same day you need them published. This is just a great tip to be more productive and have less stress.
What I use to schedule my Pinterest pins with, is Tailwind. Tailwind lets me schedule pins to the most active times of my Pinterest audience and so grows my Pinterest and blog traffic.
Here is how I use it:
I schedule all my week’s pins on Sunday. Usually, that’s about 40 pins a day, plus the manual pins I pin daily when I’m on the app and want to pin something I like and think is relevant to my niche. That gets me to around 50-80 pins daily, which works really good for me right now.
I can write a separate post about my pinning strategy if that is something you’re interested in. Currently, I am at 6m monthly viewers and at 20k monthly viewers with my client’s account which I started working on this month. Write a comment if you’d like that post!
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6. Use an external drive + Back up your data
Using an external drive and organizing computer files and drives, really helps me be more organized when working. Trust me, knowing what data is where makes your life so much easier!
I also like having a drive for backups only, just in case. It really lowers your stress level when your original drive isn’t working properly.
Here is the external drive I use.
7. Clean your home and desk
Having a clean environment is so important in being more organized. It is widely known that your mind is as clean as your surroundings, but it’s just true. I work so much more efficient when my desk is clean and organized.
So grab some good music, and start cleaning and organizing at least your desk area. Trust me, you’ll work much better after.
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8. Track your income and expenses
One of the most important things that people skip is to track your money! And no, it is not enough to check your balance.
Even if you don’t have time to design a bullet journal, all you have to do is take your notebook and have an expense tracker for every month.
How are you supposed to know how much money you can spend and how much money you have earned from your business if you don’t track it?
Here is how mine looks like:
I personally write down if I spend cash or money off my card (bank account). In the “left” section, I write the amount of money I have left, often divided into cash and bank account.
This isn’t my only finance organization system, but the most important one to share in this blog post for girl boss organization hacks.
Related: How to Budget and Save Money
9. Create a morning routine
I didn’t think it was important either, but since I have one, I get done so much more in the morning.
You don’t need a fancy 5 am morning routine with workouts and yoga. But it can really help to try out different things and see what makes you more productive.
For me, I find that I wake up best between 7 and 8 am, get a little fresh and start the first task of my to-do list/weekly schedule. After an hour, I make myself some breakfast, walk the dog, and get some workouts done.
That way, if I get pulled into something I hadn’t planned on (living with your family can be like that sometimes), I don’t feel too stressed about work, since I already started my tasks and it’s easier continuing them than starting off late in the day.
How your morning is like, is totally up to you, but make the most of it.
10. Don’t procrastinate!!
I know this one is hard. But being a GIRL BOSS and working at home/by yourself/ or however you work, you can’t afford to not get your stuff done.
The other thing people forget easily when being their own boss is to take breaks. I am a victim of that too, and sometimes realize that I haven’t been outside or did other things than work. But to make time for breaks and some fun time, you can’t procrastinate.
Write your to-do list, set priorities, and get that work done, girl!
These were my 10 girl boss organization hacks! I hope they gave you a little guideline for your own schedule and productivity.
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These are awesome tips and tricks for those getting into blogging. thanks for creating this.
This is great, I will soon start working again after more than a year home to raise our child. I will definitely need some tips to start and get into the routine again and will definitely follow your guide!
Aw I’m glad! You will do so good!
Great tips and tricks! Setting goals and celebrating wins on weekly basis is my everything! It does work wonders on me
kevin Akidi says
Thes are great tips to stay organised. I love to plan out my week in advance and update it as the days go by. Makes it easier to get things done.
That’s what I do too!
Lavern Moore says
Always can find great organizational tips here. Today yet another great share on hacks that many girl bosses will find useful!
These are all so great! I always try to plan my content ahead. That’s my goal!
Mine too, it just feels so much more relaxed
alexandra cook says
I love all of these tips, it was very helpful and they are so simple and easy to do! Thank you.
love this topic! every single one of them is such an important organization hacks. Thanks so much for sharing
I’m so glad!!
I love that you have a schedule that you can stick to. I mostly spend all week writing posts so don’t get much else done. I’ll have to try to just dedicate a couple of days to writing and then hopefully I can find the time to work on the social media side of things on other days. Thank you for the advice 🙂
I used to feel the same! I would spend all day doing things and still felt like I didn’t get stuff done! With a schedule, you can check things off and just feel way better.
All of these are so true and such great tips! I work much better when my house is clean and I have a set plan. But sometimes that is hard for me to achieve so I just make sure I have time set aside to work and just focus on my blog and nothing else.
That is so true!!
I must say, the hacks are really useful.
Running an organization really requires lot of time and attention
For me it actually saves time:D
Its never too late to get organized. I really believe in the power of a written planner. Great tips!
Lex Styles says
I really need to start planning my content ahead of time. Thanks for the tip. I honestly am always scrambling! I do keep a planner though!
It helps so much! I personally plan 1 month ahead with blogposts.
Great advice to live by. Doing all of these is sure to help anyone organize their work and get most out of their day!
Jeannette (Jay Joy) says
It is so easy thinking about the end goals without remembering that you need to count and TRACK YOUR WINS! Little steps mount up to big achievements over time.
that is so true! Totally agree
I just signed up! Very good information!!! Thank you so much for sharing your information.
Awesome tips! I love my bullet journal, it’s helped me get organized and have some semblance of productivity so much! (Some days, no matter how hard I try the kiddos have other plans).
Feel you! I love mine too
Laura Schwormstedt says
These are all such excellent tips on being more organised – I know I need a better planner and setting weekly goals as I get lost in the chaos of it all sometimes
These are really great tips, thanks! I love that you’re setting goals and actually reviewing them too, I feel it’s so easy to just jot down a goal and then forget about it. Will definitely be adapting a few of these into my business routines too! 🙂
That’s true! I always try to set reachable goals but still high enough to challenge myself:) much love!
Having a morning routine really helps. But I do have to work on procrastination. Thank you for these amazing tips.